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IN THE NEWS: Surgery vs. Physical Therapy for a Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis

by jmiller on March 21, 2013

The conclusion states that “In the intention-to-treat analysis, we did not find significant differences between the study groups in functional improvement 6 months after randomization; however, 30% of the patients who were assigned to physical therapy alone underwent surgery within 6 months.  The article and accompanying editorial “Meniscectomy in patients with knee osteoarthritis and a meniscal tear” are early online publications of N Engl J Med.  Click here to read full-text

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